Save € in Rome This Summer
When in Rome, sleep like a nun. A room with two beds at the Casa D'Accoglienza S. Spirito convent is about $52 a night. But no late nights--curfew is 11 p.m. A list of convents with rooms to let is at santasusanna.org/comingToRome/convents.html. And when you fly in, don't hail a taxi to the center of town--it's a staggering $80. The airport train, says Lisa Byrne, manager of the travel website italyperfect.com, is $13. Another rail deal is TrenOK, a train patterned after bargain airlines. Rome to Milan is 9 euros one way (www.trenok.com) . For frugal shoppers, Kathy McCabe, editor of dreamofitaly.com, a travel newsletter, recommends one of the new outlet malls. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet (www.mcarthurglen.it) , about 45 minutes from Rome, discounts Dolce & Gabbana and Bruno Magli. And don't forget, Vatican museums are free the last Sunday of the month.